Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: Big Mountain w/ I-Taweh
Fri Jul | 12 2024 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$25 advance / $30 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents international reggae stars Big Mountain with special guest I-Taweh who is celebrating the release of his brand new record "Musically Speaking"!

Friday, July 12th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$25 in advance / $30 day of the show

Big Mountain first hit the charts in 1992 with the song “Touch My Light”, a song from their debut album Wake Up. Following “Touch My Light”, Big Mountain released “Baby, I Love Your Way”, written by Peter Frampton, which has become one of the most well known love songs and mega commercial hits of all times. It has stayed on the top of the worldwide recurrent radio playlists for over 25 years.

The band appeared at both the 1994 and 1995 Reggae Sunsplash festivals in Jamaica. In 1998 Jamaican drummer/producer Paul "Groove Galore" Kastick replaced Carlton "Santa" Davis as full-time drummer and primary producer in the group. Kastick spearheaded the production on the next six Big Mountain albums, spanning from 1998 and 2007. After 10 consecutive years of touring, Big Mountain decided to take a break in 2005. In May 2016 the band released their first album in 14 years, Perfect Summer. In 2022 a new album has just been completed titled FreedomFreedom was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at The Anchor Studios with Big Mountain and family members featuring Sly & Robbie and Chinna Smith amongst others.

Donavan "i-taweh" Cunningham was born in the hills of St. Ann, Jamaica to Rupert and Ruby Cunningham. Like most successful Artists, he comes from humble beginnings.  I-taweh was raised in the farming community of Prickly Pole, in the hills of St. Ann, Jamaica.  Just a few miles from the home where Bob Marley grew in Nine Mile. He spent most of his childhood farming alongside his father and four siblings.  Growing up he played music with his family and friends, but his musical career started shortly after his move from the country to Kingston in 1992, where he was given the name “Danny Gitz” because of his growing reputation as an outstanding guitarist.  He began his first tour with “High Symbol” in 1994.  He then went on to become the youngest member of the original Nyabhingi group “Mystic Revelation of Rastafari” and extensively toured Europe with them.

I-taweh is captivating audiences all over the world with his moving lyrics, confident stage presence, and phenomenal talent. Whether performing acoustic guitar with a stand up bass or his original roots and culture sound, his set is diverse and is winning the hearts of his listeners everywhere and continuously leaves his audience wanting more! 
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.